The Dead Live at Verizon Center on 2009-04-14
- The Dead
03. Pride Of Cucamonga
04. Easy Wind (Warren vocals)
05. Lazy River Road
06. Alabama Getaway (Warren vocals)
07. Big Railroad Blue
01. Peggy-O (acoustic)
02. Glory Road (acoustic)
03. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (acoustic)
04. Jam(started prerecorded)>
05. Dark Star>
06. King Solomon's Marbles>
07. Drums> Space>
08. Come Together>
09. Dark Star>
10. Sugar Magnolia (Tipper Gore percussion)
11. Encore: Uncle John's Band>
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|Pride Of Cucamonga|
|Easy Wind (Warren vocals)|
|Lazy River Road|
|Alabama Getaway (Warren vocals)|
|Big Railroad Blue|
|Glory Road (acoustic)|
|A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (acoustic)|
|King Solomon's Marbles>|
|Sugar Magnolia (Tipper Gore percussion)|
|Encore: Uncle John's Band>|
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- Washington, D.C.
- Taped by
- Daniel Kopp
- Transferred by
- Daniel Kopp
- Verizon Center
Subject: Alabama mp3 file is Big Railroad Blues
Subject: 4-14-09 Manwolf "fuckwad"
It has ALWAYS been about the music. Bruce is a musician's piano player. Mayer can play guitar and sing. Boy I have never heard the Grateful Dead's songs sung more beautifully than with Mayer as part of the band. Jackie is no weirder than Bobby. Love 'em all! If you got the chops, love to hear what you can play. (Even Tipper Gore!)
I wish Phil would join the fun again. And while I wished Warren had joined in the 50th celebration, Trey got better every night. He never missed a beat from the opening show in Santa Clara and by the close of the last show in Chicago he was awesome. But I wouldn't trade him for Mayer now.
Subject: Duane Allman and Jerry could have done worse than Warren...
Blessings and cheers...
Subject: First Dead Show Experience
Thanks for the posting.
What a long... strange trip its been,
I was at this show and I saw them at Rothbury and personally, both shows were amazing as are all of the other shows that I've listened to on this tour.
Now The Dead bring her on stage, THAT SMELLS...
Tipper Gore Jazz discharge party hat on stage. Does
that tell you anything? IT SHOULD...
Subject: So happy to be here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: glorified practice
However.... faith fully restored after Saturday's Spectrum show! 10 times better.
Tapers, as always thank you for the hours of work you put into sharing the music.
Subject: Shut Up And Play Your Guitars
Tipper Gore discharge on stage? "Fire & Chains, and Fire and Chains and Fire and Chains..."
And the Obama Llamma Ding Dong Monkey Spank was such an epic spooge fest.
Socialism is not healthy for children and other living things.
Subject: Tipper or any Gore is one too many.
Subject: Great recording
Subject: thanks be to tapers
Subject: Lackluster But great to see the boys again
Subject: is that Brent??
Subject: I was there and it was fun!
The show was good. Tipper Gore had no impact on the music or anyone's vibe. By the time Sugar Mag hit, it the was the first hard dancin song since Alabama Getaway. The whole place was (finally!) dancin' and few even noticed her. I thought Weir was jokin when he thanked her. I never saw her!
Subject: gripe, gripe, gripe
Subject: my 2 cents
Secondly, I would have been disgusted over the (NO)bama clips in the space segment and the Tipper Gore appearance. The Dead are so much better than this. I pay you to play, not bring your political views out on stage. LEAVE IT AT HOME!
Lastly to the previous commentor. I have children also. Please refrain from dropping the f-bomb on this site. We may have to label your content (oh, but it's not censorship)
Subject: Tipper just wanted the warning label
Subject: I'm trying...
Subject: If you don't get Dark Star, you don't get the Dead.
Subject: The Real Thing
Subject: Tipper Gore?
Subject: Good, but not great.
Three stars total.
Subject: Pre Recorded
Subject: A Savior to those in Cubes
Thank you for yet again saving my workday with another masterfully executed recording. The Cassidy and Alabama Getaway really got my toes-a-tappin' to kick off the first set before dusting off the acoustics for the tour. The second set is sheer greatness and possibly could've made contact with Alf's home planet. It's a testament to the fact ya don't always need a shuttle to find space. There were signs of reentering the atmosphere courtesy of Sugar Magnolia w/ Tipper formerly of the Wildcats. Which I thought flowed nicely into the encores that had me ginnin' ear to ear as if I had a beer...or a couple. The auditory awesomeness is greatly appreciated.
Subject: Pre Recorded sounds
Perhaps it's different listening to it on your computer, but being at the show was incredibly frustrating. The longstanding members of the band were just trying way too hard to make a new path and they seriously stumbled. The new guys on the other hand, seemed to just be themselves and they rocked out.
Subject: They are back!!!
The end of the set has an even sicker Sugar Mag than the Roseland and total the surprise double encore is really nice.
Phil words before it sum it up perfectly as is this recording.
The whole Dark Star package was fantastic. Loose, but not out of focus....Mickey and Billy are really holding this thing together! Oh, and lest I forget Lesh. Really, Phil is singing and playing like he's gotten 30 years younger. Really!
As to the prerecorded during space, there's definitely some voice sampling going on. Listening here now, I'm hearing first, Obama, and second, i gotta say I hear Jerry talking....whatcha think?
See one of these shows!!!
As for the recording, I've just started off with the Marbles, but quality is great so far. The crowd at the Verizon Center last night did a better than usual job of listening rather than shouting over the band, especially for an East Coast venue. I'm impressed.
Subject: incredible sound great show
Subject: Ripple scream
Subject: cant wait!!!!!
Subject: Make Believe Ballroom!!!
the dark star -> king solomon (though cut, OUCH) is great evidence of the '75 sound. and, actually, chementi sounds awesome on this score. he has a light, watery touch that is much in evidence, despite folks saying he's mixed low. it's a subtle touch, very tasteful.
having listened to a lot of other ones and dead, i'd say this stacks right up at the top of the pile. if they keep getting any better, this will be a tour for the ages!
p.s. gotta love the drumz action (with or without tipper). nice recording, too. 4 stars on account of the cuts. the performance is an easy 5.
Subject: Jehova's favorite choir...44 years and getting better
Warren, in my humble opinion, is a Pigpen's blues meets Brent's vocals meets Donna's hair with a Jerry/chuck berry style.
Last night was 1 set of dance; 1 acoustic mello beer break; 1 set skull-*%#! with an sing-along encore. This latest deadvolution is heating up!
Downside...Bobby needs to sing louder and Frank Zappa is spinning in his grave (he's gonna get you Mickey for lettin Tipper play!).
Subject: picking up steam
I am half-way through the Dark Star and so far, their playing on this show surpasses their playing in Greensboro. To me, far surpasses it. It just seems like the whole band is more in tune with each other and are playing with more gusto. Gelling together nicely.
It seems Warren is a bit more comfortable on stage and perhaps realizes that he is fitting in (nicely) and is being accepted wholeheartedly by the fan base. I thought that maybe some of his subdued playing on the first night was due to him knowing that he is filling a big hole and that people are going to be listening to him closely to see how he handles the Dead tunes. And I think he is doing wonderfully -- his playing tonight does not seem as hesitant; he really peaks wonderfully a few times in this show. He just seems to be cutting loose a bit more.
I will be catching the two shows in Chicago and will be listening to all the shows leading up to it. Needless to say, I can't wait.
Interesting to note, though -- while I was in Greensboro melting my face at the show, I had this thought that the Dead reminded me a baseball team. I was watching Warren to see how he played with the rest of the boys, and I saw excited he was to be there and how eager he was to be a part of the "team," if you will. And then I thought of how The Dead is an all-star team of sorts, i.e. all the boys play separately most of the time and rarely get together (thus why this tour is so special. But when they do get together, it's like having an all-star team. Pick up a couple free agents from other teams, like Warren and Jeff, and you have a smash-hit assembly. The trip about how it's like a sports team went a little deeper than that, but I really need to get on with the show.
Excellent recording, too! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this sound. And the turnaround -- so fast! Big thanks to all involved.
Just got done with the first set. All the complaining I have heard seems unwarranted, The Dead sound grate!
Subject: Pre- recorded?
Subject: I was there
coming in early on the chorus twice!
Nice recording, sounds better than my seat
second electric set fissels a bit around the
gadget noodling. Overall a good show.
Subject: thank you!!
it's such a joy to be able to listen to these...
i was so stoked when i saw this setlist =)
Subject: sell outs
Subject: many thanks
Subject: Awesome Show
Subject: dead 4-14-09 verizon center missing song
Dan you nailed this one, the acoustic songs are pristine, glory road, wow! wow! wow! how clear.
i wish i could rate it ten stars....
thanks again for such a wonderful recording.
Looking forward to more of your recordings. THANKS.
Subject: just full of tasty stuff and amazing TONE
Subject: Excellent Recording of excellent music
Saw Greensboro in person, now listening to this one, the buys are building steam. Keep in mind every one of these songs is the '1st time played' for this particular line up, and considering that, they're really, really good!
Wish I could catch a lot more of this tour.
Subject: Dead 09 touring the universe of sound
Subject: SUPERB STUFF - SO SOON AFTER THE GIG
Warren's vocals and playing are strong. The Dark Star thru Marbles is quite incredible.
This is up there with the quality of the 1990 run with Hornsby as Chimenti's keys are simply amazing. Great mix with awesome sound recording equipment - has a real 'I was there' quality sometimes not apparent on SBD. Great to hear a deep bassy Phil trackline on this gig - he's simply on fire. Let me amend my previous comments - Weir still looks like Cookie Monster off Sesame Street (maybe changes the words from Shakedown to the latter - would be fun!) but his vocals are improving. Would be nice to get some Aoxomoxoa and Wake of the Flood album material into the mix - but I would say that as I am a perfectionist - massively better gig than Charlottesville which was a kick-ass gig in the first place. A MUST FOR DEADHEADS - GET IT NOW.
Again, many thanks to the tapers. We love you guys.
Subject: Editing Error
Alabama Getaway plays as Big RR Blues
Subject: Lazy River Road
Subject: This sounds pretty darn good
Lazy River Road is in the same track as Easy Wind
Subject: RE:Lazy River Road ...The track is MIA
Actually it's with track 04 Easywind > Lazy River. AND track 06 and 07 are the same Big Railroad Blue. Late night last nigh ;)
Thanks we are on tour and so I'll try and fix these when we get back home. In the mean time just enjoy the stream or D/L FLACS and split track 04 and del track 07. Headed to John Paul Jones.
Subject: Lazy River Road ...
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